Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Good friend Richard enjoys a drop of wine, usually Chardonnay. He can start out talking English and end up, after a bottle and a half talking Italian ..... or he says it's Italian  ....a kind of archaic version derived from the early Roman settlers of Nuova Lazio.

I also like a drop, usually Chardonnay or Pinot Noir and, after a bottle and a bit end up talking gibberish.

If I drink too much, normally 7 glasses or a bottle and a half, I can't stand drinking the next day and usually go another two days before having any more.

This is why I was gobsmacked when I read about the drinking habits of Gerard Depardieu.
We know that he likes booze having heard about his pissing in the aisle of a plane and other boorish antics but in this latest report he's quoted as saying he drinks up to 14 bottles of wine a day. Fourteen bottles! That's more than a case of wine. Admittedly it's French wine with maybe some German and other European wines so maybe not as high in alcohol as American, Australian and New Zealand wine but is still likely to be between 10 and 12 and a half percent alcohol. He also says he intersperses the wine with whisky, pastis and vodka.


I saw Depardieu in a film titled Mammut (mammoth) which is a pretty good description of this boozer taking in his girth and woolley-headedness.

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